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With 200 hundred new GE’s on order it seems now is the time to make the most of catching the old non-EVO locomotives. The Dash-8’s will surely be some of the first to go. CN’scowl body Dash-8’s are the last of the unique design similar to those built by EMD, GE and Bombardier, and will surely be missed. CN 2429 is one of the few that received the new company image a number of years ago and is seen assigned to stack train 148 as it heads eastbound through Milton.
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Caption: With 200 hundred new GE’s on order it seems now is the time to make the most of catching the old non-EVO locomotives. The Dash-8’s will surely be some of the first to go. CN’scowl body Dash-8’s are the last of the unique design similar to those built by EMD, GE and Bombardier, and will surely be missed. CN 2429 is one of the few that received the new company image a number of years ago and is seen assigned to stack train 148 as it heads eastbound through Milton.

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Marcus W Stevens [397] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/15/2018 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 2429 (search)
Train Symbol: 148 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Halton sub (search)
City/Town: Milton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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8 Comments
  1. It will be interesting to see what they may experiment with next in loco design. My guess is it will be awhile before another big design change hits the road. I’m getting my photos while the gettin’ is good. :-)

  2. Reminds me of once posting an old smoky alco of some description and commenting on how much I loved those things, and then getting a rebuttal from someone who made a living at the controls of such the beast. Yeah, we understand the other side of it all. Some of those behemoths were horrid to ride in, but oh, to get those photos? Difference of night and day……….

  3. No offence take :)
    I totally get your point of view considering you are stuck in their cabs.
    LOL

  4. Hey Marcus, I hope that I did not come across the wrong way in my comment to you posting. Dash-8′s are not fun operate mostly because of the “desktop” control stand and a few other “quirks” of older GE power. The early 2500 class units have the desktop style controls too, as did the SD50/60 and HR616′s.
    I am glad that these units are being captured by the railfan community as most railroaders have no clue of the history, heritage of locomotives. I would give anything to see old MLW FP4 or M636 running again. In the mean time, we have you and all the fans(I am one) out there to help capture a generations of railroad motive power.

  5. Caption serves as a wake-up call for those of us who take this stuff for granted. Nice pic.

  6. Thanks! Point well taken, sometime the Railfan perspective is not shared by the railroader. We only see the units for their outward appearance, and have never spent time actually running them. I guess that is why so many other Drapers are gone now. The Dash-8 are lucky they are more fuel efficient.

  7. I am pretty sure they will not be missed by the crews that operate them :-) . I was never a fan of these units on the point of my train.

  8. Nice one Marcus, I am definitely getting the “shoot them while you can” vibe off these units as well.

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